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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Couldn't make this stuff up if you tried.

“That was some weird shit.” 
George W. Bush, commenting on Trump's inaugural address 

The news is so nutty these days it will make your head hurt. But that doesn't mean you can't laugh. You can and you should, just don't take any of it too seriously. So we're on a first class ticket to armageddon, might as well enjoy the ride.

A lot of smoke and fire regarding the incredibly bumbling Tulare dairy farmer turned congressman Devin Nunes. You want a primer on how to f*ck up a bipartisan investigation, watch this guy.

I like what Frank Bruni, or rather what his anonymous source said about the Central Valley congressman; “No one is asking him to bring the potato salad to the Mensa picnic.”

I don't think rural people are any less intelligent that city folks, I just think this particular one is.

Sean Spicer had a good one today, commenting on the latest New York Times revelations of the White House spoonfeeding their boy Nunes classified information that he could publicly share with the President the next day in a big silly show.
“I never said we would provide you answers. I said we would look into it.”
Have you read about the strings Nunes pulled for his relatives back in the Azores? Pushing treasonous if you ask me for a politician trying to deliver one so hard for the hometown folks, especially when they live an ocean away.

The Trump craziness hits all levels, especially the alt-facts war on established science. Yesterday Rep. Lamar Smith, chairing a little clusterfrick of climate deniers and skeptics, said that Science Magazine was not a credible or objective publication. Science, which is both peer reviewed and a publication of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science.

These people, paid shills of the Mercers and the Heartland Institute, want to throw just enough faerie dust around to stop legitimate inquiry in its tracks and allow their industrial polluting compadres to run roughshod over America and the rest of the world.

Map of the flat earth - scripture condemns the globe theory

Yesterday came word from Scott Pruitt at EPA that he was over ruling his own scientists and allowing the usage of the banned insecticide chlorpyrifos, which has been found to cause major health problems including learning and memory declines. This strikes particularly hard at farm workers applying the insecticide and also young children who may be exposed through drinking water.

Chlorpyrifos is made by the friendly folks at Dow Chemical. According to this article at Scientific American, it fundamentally changes children's brains. Now we are getting downright evil.
The brains of 20 children exposed to higher levels of chlorpyrifos in their mother's blood (as measured by serum from the umbilical cord) "looked different" compared to those exposed to lower levels of the chemical, says epidemiologist Virginia Rauh of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, who led the research published online by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on April 30. "During brain development some type of disturbance took place."
The 6 young boys and 14 little girls, whose mothers were exposed to chlorpyrifos when it was commonly used indoors in bug sprays prior to the ban, ranged in age from seven to nearly 10. All came from Dominican or African American families in the New York City region. Compared to 20 children from the same kinds of New York families who had relatively low levels of chlorpyrifos in umbilical cord blood, the 20 higher dose kids had protuberances in some regions of the cerebral cortex and thinning in other regions. "There were measurable volumetric changes in the cerebral cortex," Rauh notes.
Hudgins sent something over worth reading.  A little cerebral for me but you smart folks will probably get it.  Situational Assessment  2017 - Trump Edition

Schiff and the concept of information laundering. Schiff is an ex U.S. Attorney. He will dismember Nunes a sinew at a time.


Sanoguy said...

That was the best, smartest thing George W. has ever said! Yes, there is a lot of weird, scary, crazy stuff going on right now. A paradigm shift in our culture and world.

Sanoguy said...

You haven't commented on the bill that strips away internet privacy. Where did the Republicans go who, supposedly, have supported the right to privacy? This is scandalous, in my humble opinion!